As a founding member of the Avengers, Clint Barton/Hawkeye has played a key supporting role in multiple Marvel movies. When we last saw him in Captain America: Civil War, Barton was imprisoned alongside several of his teammates, only to be broken out by Steve Rogers. Now, we may have some new details on his role in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled follow-up.
So, according to MCU Exchange, Clint Barton will abandon the Hawkeye persona and assume the name of Ronin in Avengers 4. Ronin is one of multiple aliases taken by Barton in the comics, and it saw him wear a mask and wield samurai swords instead of his usual bow-and-arrow.
It’s unknown how much of the comic version will translate into the movies. But apparently, the events of Avengers: Infinity War (or at least one specific incident) will leave Barton in a “very dark” place, and it results in him taking on this new persona.
MCU Exchange cautions that this could be subject to change, due to the movie being nearly two years away from release. However, if true, this marks a very interesting direction for Barton.
Stay tuned for more as we have it.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters on May 4th, 2018. The 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Don Cheadle. Joe and Anthony Russo direct from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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